Oz in the News 5.7.14

EmeraldCity showtimesEmerald City at Toronto Fringe 2014  Follow Dorothy and her friends as they take a detour off the yellow brick road and find themselves in group therapy with Dr. Oz, Psychiatrist, dealing with life in the Emerald City one step at a time. Conceived and directed by Darren Stewart-Jones, Emerald City is based on characters created by L. Frank Baum and features music from the American Songbook of the early 20th century. Emerald City – a musical play, has an incredible cast of young talent. Dorothy will be portrayed by Christie Stewart, who was previously chosen as a Top 20 finalist for the role of Dorothy on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CBC television series Over the Rainbow.

Frome’s world record attempt boost  The local community is  being encouraged to join in the town’s effort to  break a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Wizard of Oz characters.  The Guinness World Record currently stands at 446 people and Frome’s attempt will take place on Sunday 13th July as part of the Frome Festival. The added bonus of Wizard of Oz-themed entertainment on the day adds to what will be a special day for Frome. Spellbound, the youth section of the Frome Musical Theatre Company (the former Frome Operatic Society) will perform songs from The Wizard of Oz in the Cheese and Grain prior to the event to entertain the crowds before the cast joins in the record attempt themselves. Full details, movie clips, information, and the opportunity to register, can all be found on the website at http://www.funtodressup.co.uk.

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